Math-based approach to win slot games

Seamus Rotherick
By Seamus Rotherick November 6, 2020 10:32

Slots used to be far simpler machines when they were first invented back in the 19th century. Obviously, this was dictated by the limited technology that was available during this era. Back then, slots were mechanical machines with fewer reels and fewer symbols and the odds were better for bagging a decent win.

Digital Slots 

From 1996 onwards, slots became far more complex and these digital entities held far more symbols and reels than the mechanical machines that came before them. These more complex machines created far more calculations that needed to be factored into each spin, to produce a realistic mathematical outcome on the odds that punters were up against, when it came to regularly spinning the reels like Irish Luck Slot Game. Math and calculations at casinos go hand in hand. All games churn out mathematical equations, from the odds of winning to the house advantage that each game creates. 

RNG and RTP 

The Random Number Generator, or RNG is a computer microchip that constantly churns out numbers and these are converted into millions of spins across an entire casino network. This illustrates how math is everywhere at a casino and the RTP or Return To Player percentage of each game is also math based. The RTP of a game refers to a calculation that is made over thousands of spins and this calculation produces a percentage score for each game. Simplified, the RTP score of a game gives punters a rough idea of how much of their staking money they can expect to be returned to them, over a period of hundreds of even thousands of spins. 

When you consider the house edge and RNG can mostly work against you, then it is a good idea to get math and odds back working in your favour by playing games with high RTP scores. These games give you the best chance of beating the odds and actually winning some cash instead of losing it. Games with RTP scores of over 96% are best to try. You may also see these games being described as low volatility games and these usually pay out steadily whilst you play. 

Slot Patterns 

Some punters believe that slots patterns exist, despite each slot spin being randomly created. Those who look for patterns again use math and numbers to calculate when they should increase or decrease their stakes. There are those that believe that if a slot has just paid out a large some of money, then if you were to continue to play on that particular slot, it would be best to considerably lower the stake of your next 50 or so spins, in order to see how the slot behaves. This can help you avoid losing cash whilst the slot delivers a series of dead spins. Once this is over and the pattern picks up again, then it is safe to once more increase your stake, until the better spins run dry. Whether this works or not is open to exploration, but if the sums add up, so could your winnings.


Seamus Rotherick
By Seamus Rotherick November 6, 2020 10:32
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